K'taka to send report on naxal activities to centre: Yeddyurappa

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Bangalore, Nov 4 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today ordered the police to prepare a report on the naxal activities in the forests of Udupi, Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts to be appraised to the Centre, in the wake of abduction and release of a BJP leader today.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here today, he said he would immediately convene a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts.

"We will send this report to the centre to draw its attention. I held discussions with Home Minister V S Acharya and DGP Sri Kumar in the wake of this incident today. Our forces have intensified combing operations in the area," he said.

The naxals who took Sringeri Taluk BJP president Ranganath and 12 other villagers into the jungles and demanded the BJP to change its attitude towards the naxal movement in the state.

Mr Yeddyurappa said people in the affected areas need not be afraid of the outlaws. ADGP (Intelligence) Jyotiprakash Mirji had been asked to visit the area, he said.


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